ones that we hand the reins to. and taxpayers expect us to be good stewards of the taxes they pay. people are disheartened by what happens or it's probably more accurate to say what doesn't happen in washington. they're tired of all the talk about the problems our nation faces with not many people trying to work together to find solutions. tennessee is different in that regard, and we want to keep it that way. here in tennessee, we're willing to make the tough decisions. we're willing to put politics aside and really focus on what's right for our state and citizens. that makes us different, and we shouldn't lose sight of those unique qualities. one of my favorite movies is butch cassidy and the sundance kid, and one of the most memorable scenes is when butch and sundance are trapped at the edge of a cliff, high above a river, when the posse that's been pursuing them for hundreds of miles catches up. butch says, "alright, i'll jump first." sundance replies, "no." "then you jump first," butch says, but sundance says, "no." "what's the matter with you?" butch asks. "i can't swim," sundance says. "are you crazy," butch says, "the fall will probably kill you." sundance was caught up in his own issues and missed the big picture.